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Russia investors: In just over 1 year sanctions will start to bite

Russia has a little more than a year of breathing space if western sanctions stop it from selling new sovereign debt, and then the strain on state finances would start to bite, investors say. The European Union is considering barring...Show More Summary

Could Israel's Orbital Tugboat Rescue Europe's Galileo Satellites?

3 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Last week, two European Space Agency Galileo satellites were injected into a wrong, lower orbit. As concerns grow about finding a way to correct the mishap, an insurance company is reportedly consulting with an Israeli startup that is developing an orbital tugboat to grapple wayward satellites. Read more...

Watch: Galaxies collide in deep space

6 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Animation released by the European Space Agency, including images captured by the Hubble Space Telescope and other telescopes in space and on the ground, shows the collision of two distant galaxies. Light from the collision would beShow More Summary

Rosetta space probe scopes out comet landing zone

6 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

European spacecraft is eyeing 5 potential sites for historic comet landing

'Erm...Brussels we have a problem' (Or "If EU did satellites..." Part III)

This week has seen the latest farce in the EU's foray into space. The European Space Agency, which is based in Paris and building the so-called Galileo satellite navigation system for the EU, was left with egg on its face after the two latest satellites for the system were launched into the 'wrong' orbit. Show More Summary

LKQ Corporation: European Expansion And Secular Tailwinds Point To Upside Of 50%

By Alpha Gen Capital: LKQ (NASDAQ:LKQ) is a long bet on the automotive aftermarket business, specifically the consolidation occurring within the OEM space as manufacturers move to global platforms. We think the shares appear fully valued but are not taking into account the massive opportunity that they are facing in Europe and eventually Asia. Show More Summary

This Is Where Rosetta's Lander May Touch Down on Its Comet

It's not long since Rosetta reached Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, but European Space Agency scientists have already been working out where its Philae lander may be able to touch down on the piece of rock. Read more...

European Space Agency chooses potential landing sites for its comet probe

Now that the Rosetta spacecraft is orbiting its target comet, the European Space Agency is finalizing the plans for the ship's Philae lander ahead of a historic touchdown on November 11th. The team has picked five potential landing sites that meet...

A Sneak Peek Into The Guts Of The New European Space Shuttle

Briefly: Photographer Enrico Sacchetti got a peek of Europe’s new experimental space shuttle, the Intermediate eXperimental Vehicle, and sent us this cool photo of its guts. The IXV will be launched from Kourou, French Guiana, in October 2014. More »      

Europe sees five possible sites for first-ever comet landing

The European Space Agency (ESA) on Monday said it had drawn up a shortlist of five possible sites for carrying out the first-ever landing on a comet. Astronomers have been scrutinising high-definition photos sent back by the RosettaShow More Summary

Europe Launches 2 Satellites— Into Wrong Orbit

The European Space Agency on Friday launched a pair of satellites in the hopes of building a GPS network similar to that of the United States. Problem: They apparently took a wrong turn, and ended up in an elliptical orbit that's lower than the circular one they were supposed to...

Two Galileo satellites lose their way

Two European Galileo satellites fired into space by a Russian-built rocket on Friday from French Guiana failed to reach their intended orbit, launch firm Arianespace said Saturday. "Observations taken after the separation of the satellites...Show More Summary

New countdown for launch of European navigation satellites

Two satellites for Europe's rival to GPS, the Galileo navigation system, will be lifted into space from French Guiana on Friday a day after bad weather delayed their blast-off, launch firm Arianespace said. The pair of orbiters willShow More Summary

European Probe Survives Daring Dive Through Venus Atmosphere

last weekNews : The Newsroom

A European spacecraft that's been orbiting Venus for the past eight years has finished a month-long maneuver that sent it rocketing through the outer reaches of the hellishly hot planet's atmosphere. The European Space Agency's Venus Express probe wrapped up this "aerobraking" move and entered a new, higher orbit in late July, ESA officials said. Show More Summary

Cargo Ships Arriving at the ISS Are Guided In Using a Plastic Ruler

You're looking at the European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst as he guided in the Automated Transfer Vehicle 5 to dock with the International Space Station on August 12th. In his hand? A simple plastic ruler. Read more...

Amazing Photos from Space Show Fiery Doom of Private US Cargo Ship

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

An astronaut and cosmonaut on the International Space Station captured some spectacular views of a private spaceship meeting it fiery end above Earth's surface after completing its mission on Sunday (Aug. 17). European Space Agency astronaut...Show More Summary

Rosetta spacecraft takes amazing 3D image of comet’s topography

After over four billion miles and 10 years, the European Space Agency's Rosetta probe reached its target to become the first-ever spacecraft to orbit a comet. Since then, we've received a slow trickle of images taken by the probe. Now, the ESA has released a shot so close to the comet that we can clearly see the space rock's intricate topography. Show More Summary

What is this, Breaking Bad in space?

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

What is this, Breaking Bad in space? Not quite. This is actually European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst venturing into the Automated Transfer Vehicle Georges Lemaitre for the first time since it recently docked with the ISS. The face mask is to avoid the inhalation of any dust or debris created during its journey. [ESA] Read more...

Rosetta Spacecraft Captures Comet Up Close and in 3D

On Aug. 6, 2014, the European Space Agency’s “comet chaser” Rosetta arrived at 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko after a decade of travel across the inner solar system. Now in the process of maneuvering into orbit around 67P’s 2.5-mile (4-kilometer)...Show More Summary

Burned, frozen and blasted comet world comes into sharper focus

At a time when some out of this world science may come as a relief from current events the European Space Agency’s Rosetta probe, now flying in tandem with periodical comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko hasn’t disappointed. What the larger section of this Rosetta image shows is part of the broad base of the cometary mass, maybe [...]

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